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Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics

Standards Review Process

The Wisconsin's Standards for Mathematics review and revision process went from winter 2020 to  spring 2021, concluding with the State Superintendent's adoption of the revised standards.

Specific information about the DPI's transparent and comprehensive academic standards review process can be found on the standards page. The process began with a Notice of Intent to review and a public comment period in summer 2019. The State Superintendent’s Academic Standards Review Council (SSASRC) examined those comments and recommended revising. The State Superintendent decided to move forward with the revision process. The draft revised standards were reviewed by the public, the SSASRC, and finally the State Superintendent.

Overview

Wisconsin's mathematics standards serve as rigorous goals for teaching and learning. Setting high standards enables students, educators, and parents to understand what students are expected to learn. Clear statements about what students must know and be able to do are essential to ensure students are given the opportunity to succeed.  

Resources on Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics

Standards for Mathematical Practice

Standards for Mathematical Practices

The Standards for Mathematical Practices are central to the teaching and learning of mathematics. These practices describe the behaviors and habits of mind that are exhibited by students who are mathematically proficient.

The practices describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education.

For questions about this information, contact Mary Mooney (608) 266-9368, Julie Bormett (608) 266-7921